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About Bernard's

Bernard's features contemporary French Cuisine in an elegant Country Inn setting.

20 West Lane
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Wednesday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Cross Street:
Route 35

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 438-8282

Website:
http://www.bernardsridgefield.com/

Entertainment:
Sarah's wine bar features live music Wednesday thru Saturday & our Jazz Masters Series the last Sunday of each month. Bernard's offer live piano music Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday brunch

Catering:
WE offer off-premise catering. Please call Elizabeth at (203)856-2537 for more information.

Parking Details:
Valet on weekends

Public Transit:
CT Branchville/NY Katonah

Executive Chef:
Bernard Bouissou

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Bernard's offers Wine tasting Dinner, cooking classes, Author luncheons, Jazz Masters Series and live entertainment

Private Dining

Whether an intimate dinner or a large celebration, you’ll find the elegant interior, decorated for the Holidays or perfect for your special event. An impressive grand staircase and Steinway piano adorn the entrance while several uniquely designed dining rooms provide space for 10 to 140 guests.

Bernard's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (25)
Special Occasion (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
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Worth the Drive (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Live Music (11)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of our top five restaurants in Westchester.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

As always, great food and wonderful attentive service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lobster dish was raw ruined the meal unfortunately also the dessert was bland (apple tart) the foie grad trio was outstanding

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It is always a pleasure to eat at Bernard's. The food is terrific and very creative and the presentation is awesome.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

For years I have rated Chez Bernard as the best suburban restaurant in the region. We went for the Brunch service, at noon. Fresh flowers, soft live piano music in the background, wonderful choices of French cuisine including terrine, salmon, creme brulee, elegant service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bernard's was fabulous. It was worth the 1-1/2 hour drive for dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Generally prefer eating for two in the main dining room, but was not available that evening. Food doesn't disappoint. Service attentive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Haven't dined here often but, over the years, it has always been excellent whenever I have.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

3 of us enjoyed the wine pairing special. 7 course meal with hand picked wines to match each course. Phenomenal! Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a great experience. Classic and delicious food, great wine, wonderful service and relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Although Bernard is a little far from Manhattan (about 1 1/2 hr going and closed to 2 hr for the return) we would recommend to try this restaurant. We have been there a few times and are yet to be disappointed. We like the ambiance, the relaxing decor, etc. Food served is good to very good, selection for lunches and brunches are varied; products used are fresh and prepared with care; small croissants served with the breads selection are very good. Personnel well trained and attentive. Wine list by the bottles, although huge, offers a few bottles at reasonable prices, which is not that always the case in most upscale restaurants in the Tri-State area. Bravo to the Chef and his wife Sarah.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent. Great food, great value for the money. Had an excellent time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The best of only a few authentic ,classic French restaurants in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Attentive and knowledgeable service. Provided the table requested on the Saturday night of a holiday weekend. Very classy. Live piano music great touch. Quality food creative menu. Lovely outdoor decorations for the season. Chef sent over drinks and special birthday dessert. Co-owner Sarah paid us a visit. Would definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a lovely evening at Bernards. We were able to enjoy quiet conversation in an unhurried atmosphere. Our young waiter delivered fantastic service that evening, and the food was very good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We'd never been before--something that we have already remedied in our minds. This is a wonderful dining spot with meticulous service and glorious food choices.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The best French restaurant in Westchester! Amazing! Food with vegetable from the garden, peaceful atmosphere, very attentive and French speaking waiter. We'll go back! Just a little far from home.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Haven't dined at Bernard's in sometime and sadly, it has lost it's luster. Granted, it was a Tuesday evening, not busy, but still , it was a special occasion and we were all underwhelmed. Food was just not the quality I was hoping for. The striped bass was rubbery, dry and flavor- free, and was not anything like striped bass that I'd seen before. Under cooked Brussel sprouts, and an OK risotto were the sides. Wouldn't go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Over rated, old, not at all progressive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service and food are great.Will definitely return.They made my wife's birthday a great choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We arrived early and the place was quiet. The waitstaff was very attentive, intelligent and informative. Great place for a spirited conversation among 3 couples. Wine was excellent, the pace was proper. As for the food, it was interesting and definitely of the sort of what even an excellent cook such as my wife, would not make at home. Flavorful, eye pleasing and somewhat off the beaten path of high end restaurants. All prepared properly and shared among the 6 of us with equal response...delightful !

We wish the owners an long and successful run. Keep this standard and the rest is assured.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We have dined here numerous times. Driving 45 minutes one-way and worth every moment!!
Upstairs is Sarah's Wine Bar, upbeat, lighter fair with small bands on certain evenings. Downstairs is more formal (blazers very common) with a fantastic piano player on some evenings. Food is superb!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We ate out in the garden--and everything was fabulous from the food to the service to the setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Absolutely delicious - every course from oysters on the half shell and crabmeat stuffed squash blossoms (fresh from Chef's garden) to the fabulous lamb , beautifully presented - was A+. Assorted rolls fresh from the oven were welcoming as were the excellent mango margaritas!This all topped off with a trio of chocolate dessert samplings. Compliments to The Chef! Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent warm lobster salad, peach and fig parfait with Chablis oh and oysters on the half shell first. Wait service was very friendly and very professional.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Seasonal, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

First time to Bernard's after years of hearing about it. Creative menu was well executed. Visual entre appearance was outstanding and flavor combinations were wonderful. Staff was knowledgeable and very accommodating. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Attentive service , the food was excellent ! Try the bacon sampler . If you love wine I have never seen a better wine list , with pictures of the country of the wine you are looking at . I never order fish(red meat , lamb) at a high end restaurant , ordered the grouper and was not disappointed. My wife got the duck who usually orders fish and she loved it. Very very good food . A perfect ending to a relaxing 12 th Anniversery day.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Organic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

For special occasions or just to treat your spouse, Bernard's is a great choice.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2017

delicious again. We finally tried the halibut and it was great. All dishes are beautifully prepared and with good service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Have dined many times at Bernard's, and always congratulate myself on doing so.

One of my favorite dishes is the house speciality, pork chop ...perhaps the finest, on a regular basis, I've ever eaten.

I recommend the "staples" over all, and haven't found them to be lacking.

Love it here.

Ricard

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The food was truly exceptional. Since there were multiple parties going on, we were seated upstairs in the wine bar. While it was not as formal, they certainly made up for the inconvenience. We were gifted with the bacon sampler, which I highly recommend. Sarah was delightful and we will definitely return!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A GOOD MEAL IN A QUIET AND REFINED SETTING. THE EXPERIECES AT BERNARD'S HAVE ALWAYS BEEN POSITIVE.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wonderful brunch on Fathers Day. Lobster bisque was excellent. Salmon entree as well. Nice deserts. Great piano music in the background. Wonderful civilized experience in this fast paced world.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Absolutely fantastic brunch across the board. Food, service and ambience were all equally superb. Expensive but well worth the occasional splurge.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had table next to kitchen hall/piano and were generally ignored by the wait staff -- we felt invisible. Scallop appetizer was cool when served. Entrees were excellent,

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

A slice of class. Cooking and service are a profession and art.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I had to go to Ridgefield with my son and booked for lunch after reading reviews. It was better than we expected. Amazing service and delicious food. Waitress went extra mile to serve us and even with my small kids everyone was super nice and caring. Nico did am AMAZING job helping us to pick the right wine. He knows everything about it and we ended up having 2 bottles. Loved the place and going back for sure!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Casual, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Quiet night at Bernard's, but my wife and I were very happy and able to talk at a good decibel level. Service was very friendly, but professional; dinner high quality...food well prepared and served in an enticing manner. Ambiance was quiet (they purposely keep a large group in a separate room) and quite romantic atmosphere! It has become our "go to" restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Bernard's is always good. The food is great French style "comfort food". This last time the service was its usual outstanding. After being there many times, I have to admit the duck I had was tough and the sping like rolls were burned. That just tells me that something was wrong in the kitchen that night. That's not the usual situation. I plan on going back again and again.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Fantastic service and attention to detail.

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